The Friday Five – National Radio Day
Today, August 20, is National Radio Day. This observance day is a day to recognize and celebrate the invention of the radio. This day of recognition is observed in the United States and acknowledged by radio stations across the country. This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to the history of National Radio Day and our favorite radio station – HealthcareNOW Radio.
National Radio Day
Gugliemo Marconi invented the radio in the 1890s. Lee de Forest transmitted the first public radio broadcast in 1910. The first radio news program was broadcast on August 31, 1920 in Detroit. National Radio Day is celebrated each year on August 20, this day calls for you to promote your favorite station, donate to your local radio station, and pick up a fixer-upper radio for a project.
Promote your favorite station! We all have a favorite radio station. You know, that one that just knows when you need to hear a sad song? That shares your exact political views? That telepathically plays the song you were JUST thinking about? Celebrate your station by giving them a boost on social media with the hashtag #NationalRadioDay. Last year, more than 200,000 tweets with that hashtag were sent out, and organizers are hoping to beat their record!
Our Favorite Radio Station – HealthcareNOW Radio
Of course we are our own favorite station! HealthcareNOWradio.com is an Internet radio station you can listen on any device 24/7. Check out all the ways to listen to us! Are you using a smart speaker? Here is how to stream over your smart speaker.
Amazon Echo: “Alexa, Play HealthcareNOW Radio”
Google Nest: “OK Google, Play HealthcareNOW Radio”
Apple HomePod: “Hey Siri, Play the radio station HealthcareNOW”
Check out our number of listeners, plays and episodes – and these numbers keep growing!
Healthcare NOW Radio is an Internet radio station operated and produced as part of Answers Media Network. The station streams programming 24/7. The station and companion website, HealthcareNOWradio.com, debuted in February 2012 at the HIMSS Conference in Las Vegas where we produced our first HIMSS Highlights programming. The station offers interviews, commentary and speeches from industry leaders in healthcare and health information technology, as well as originally produced programming hosted by industry leaders. In 2020 we added our Podcast Network. We currently have 16 radio shows and 17 podcast shows. Check out all of our programs.